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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: CSULB Summer Session Program Financial Aid: ASI-CSULB Scholarship
Areas of Study: Psychology
Program Description:
Program Dates: July 2 - August 3, 2019

Course(s):  PSY 471:  Interpersonal Violence & Victimization OR PSY 499/599 (Independent Study)

Approximate Travel Cost: $3,200 + airfare (~$1,200) Travel costs include accommodations (two students per room at a host family’s home), meals (breakfast + one hot meal per day), local transportation (all train and bus tickets), and excursions (all entrance fees and costs). 

Tuition: $945

Insurance: $85

Course Description: This study abroad course is housed in the city of Bonn, a charming and modern city in Western Germany, with short field trips to both Amsterdam and the Alsace-Lorraine region of France.  The course itself takes an in-depth look at the problem of interpersonal violence and victimization.  Students will learn about the prevalence, dynamics, etiology, and outcomes of six different forms of interpersonal violence, including:  a)  child abuse; b)  youth violence;  c)  sexual assault; d)  intimate partner violence;  e)  elder abuse;  and f)  human trafficking. 

As a study abroad course, this course will take an international perspective and include fieldtrips to the following international organizations:  1) the Council of Europe and the European Union Parliament in Strasbourg, France;  2)  the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands;  3)  the United Nations facilities in Bonn, Germany;  4)  local police and community organizations devoted to addressing interpersonal violence in the host city of Bonn, Germany; and 5)  a visit to the Women’s History Museum in Bonn. 

Additional excursions include visits to local castles, palaces, and cathedrals; bike riding and rafting along the Rhine River; hiking through vineyards in the Ahr Valley; and city tours of Bonn, Amsterdam, and Strasbourg.

For a flyer with more details, click here: Bonn Study Abroad Flyer_2019.pdf
For a website with all of the details, click here.
For a flyer on information sessions,

This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.
Contact Professor Courtney Ahrens for more information at

Enrollment priority will be given to CSULB Psychology majors/minors, but all are welcome to apply. 
You do need not be a student at CSULB to participate in a study abroad class.  
 Open to staff, faculty, alumni, and community members on a space available basis.
Faculty permission required.

ASI-CSULB Study Abroad Scholarship
A limited number of $750 scholarships are available for short-term, study abroad programs.
Click here for more information and to apply for the scholarships.
Deadline to apply for scholarships: March 11, 2019

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/30/2019 ** Rolling Admission 07/02/2019 08/03/2019
Summer 2020 03/20/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.